Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213163
control-center crashes if "Keyboard Indicator" applet is available
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
Description of problem:
If "Keyboard Indicator" applet is available on the panel, and more than 1
keyboard layout is selected, /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon crashes.
attaching the backtrace.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add "Keyboard Indicator" applet to the panel
2. Add another layout (e.g. "Armenian Phonetic") to the main U.S. one
Created attachment 139787 [details]
Reproduced on two brand new FC6 installations (both Intel P4 machines,one
desktop with Ati Radeon, second notebook with i8xx integrated graphics.
Another side effect - I can't use ctrl-alt-f1 to switch between TTYs and
XServes. NOt sure though if it relates to keyboard inicator - please comment so
that I know if to open another bugreport.
It even breaks compiz keyboard shortcuts ..
ctrl-alt-f1 works fine for me. But i disabled the keyboard indicator.
do you have xkeyboard-config installed? If not, that could explain why
ctrl-alt-f1 doesn't work
please check if this Bug is really just a DUPE of Bug 206898, I believe so.
Sorry to confuse you, I mentioned that these bugs COULD be related as they
started somehow together (crashing keyboard indicator and being unable to use
ctrl-alt-f1 to switch between consoles). Unfurtunately disabling keyboard
indicator didn't r-enable console switching.
Ray, see http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=370038
for another libxlavier crash fix
For me downgrading libxml2 from 2.6.27-1.FC6 to 2.6.26-2.1.1 fixed the problem
wiht keyboard indicator and fixed the way a couple other applets behaved (and
the desktop generaly).
Should i fill a bug against libxml2?
*** Bug 213969 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Updating libxklavirer as mentioned in BZ#213557 (and libxml2 that i have
downgraded comment #9) fixed the problem
Created attachment 140503 [details]
strace report about pup problem
I tried to install updates and something strange happened.
First puplet said thet 7 updates are available, but when I pressed apply
updates, pup started and said that some other process is accessing package
information. (Perhaps this should be reported as a separate bug).
The when I stopped puplet (and acctually had to stop yum-updatesd to remove
conflict) and launched pup, it hanged. Attaching strace report about this.
Finally when I restarted system (otherwise pup refused to do anything) and
launched pup successfully, it said that no updates are available!!! Where are 7
ones that were available before this?!
Downgraded libxml2 (along with libxslt). Problem dissapeared. So it is in one of
those libraries I guess (libxml2 or libxslt)
this bug has been fixed after applying the latest updates
Hey, what do you mean fixed?! Latest libxklavier is not enough to remove the
bug. Downgrading libxml2 and libxslt is also required. So the problem still here
I am using libxml2-2.6.27-1.FC6 and libxslt-1.1.18-1.FC6 and the applet is
working just fine. I didn't downgrade anything. Are you sure that your applet
crashes with updated libxml2 and libxslt packages? If it still crashes, then
open a new bug, because I can't reproduce that behavior.
Hey, you were right! Hmmm... but I was sure I had latest libxklavier when I
encountered this bug.. Well anyway, it works fine now.